Monday, March 23, 2009

Essential Traits

Essential traits that children need in order to thrive in today's world.

Mood Mastery: Becoming balanced in emotional response

Respect: Listening to others to develop understanding

Expressiveness: Talking about feelings, needs, observations, values, ideas

Passion: Developing and protecting enthusiasm and love of life

Peer Smarts: Developing positive relationships with peers

Focus: Paying attention; developing a love of learning

Body Comfort: Accepting physical traits

Caution: Thinking ahead, being accountable

Team Intelligence: Being part of a group with a sense of self

Gratitude: Encouraging gratefulness, faith and spirituality

source: Nurturing Good Children Now by Dr. Ron Taffel

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